Profiles in Strengths

Meet Maricela Acosta-Galindo, hair stylist at Great Clips in Clayton. This is where I get my great hair cut. While sitting in the chair, she explained to me her inspiring ideas for styling hair. It’s intriguing that a hair stylist is fueled by the strength...

  Profiles in Strengths: Meet Bernard Faulkner, an enterprising young man who demonstrates the remarkable strengths of "Includer" and "Empathy". I know Bernard well, being part of our family and watching him grow as a loving husband and father. Bernard served in the ARMY and graduated from...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Staysie Knowland, waitress at Red Robin in Concord. Amazing food server! When we walked in one busy afternoon during the holidays, this place was hopping with waiting customers, inadequate staffing, kitchen issues with late food delivery and incorrect orders. It was a...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Sam, a district loan manager with a financial institution. He works hard with integrity – thriving in his vocation. I’ve known Sam for several years and he displays the strength of “WOO” quite dominantly. He’s continually builds relationships in business and life...

  Profiles in Strengths: Meet Dan, Produce Coordinator for the Contra Costa Food Bank. He was meticulous and good natured directing us (Chamber of Commerce) to pack apples in boxes. Over one million pounds of produce come and go every month to feed hungry people throughout...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Christian (left) and Wilbur (helper), deliverymen for our new dryer. Our exhausted dryer quit running (birth to death = 10 years – not bad). Off to “affordable” K-Mart.  Found the lowest priced model and paid for delivery.  Several days later Christian...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Mary at the Clayton Library, CA. Every Tuesday is reading day for pint-size infants and toddlers. This is a special event. I show up anticipating to hear funny rhymes, engaging songs and story books read out loud with our daughter and grandson....

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Jason, outstanding computer sales supervisor at Fry’s Electronics in Concord. I was so impressed with this gentleman/teacher as he guided me to buy a new computer projector. I knew nothing about projectors. I did not want to buy something electronically complex on-line,...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Joliza, LVN, Shirley, caregiver and Lyn, caregiver. The helpful – incredible threesome! They vigilantly watch over my cousin, Sharon (who has severe Cerebral Palsy) in a full time care home. They operate seamlessly – each using their special strengths to provide...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Sarah, Physician Assistant and Jessica, RN at John Muir ER in Walnut Creek. My mother was in the ER for five hours – much of it from several tests with a bothersome pain in her side. These two medical professionals worked seamlessly...

Profiles in Strengths: Meet Susan, our incredible tour guide at at the Kauai Coffee Company on the island of Kauai. Her primary strength theme is communication. Wow - she is one of the best -verbally threading history, stories, and coffee facts together. You smile and...

Profiles in Strengths: London, works at Gallup. It was encouraging to see her in the "strengths zone" at a recent meeting. Her Responsibility and Relator themes were fully integrated. London demonstrates a loyal commitment by greeting everyone with helpful energy and excellence and is very...

Profiles in Strengths: Christine.  Picture frame of "Positivity"!  She is contagiously enthusiastic and displays natural positivity in her life and work roles. Her relationships flourish.  At work, she finds ways to lighten the load of fellow volunteers. In her schooling, she has a natural optimism...

Welcome my incredible business partner! Laura is sharp, personal, funny and a great admin! Her top five strengths are: Responsibility, Belief, Developer, Relator, and Positivity. She confidently displays these everyday in our marriage (40 years), serving our family and teaching children in Church. Love that...

This article involves some self-examination. There are managers and employees who are unhappy and unfulfilled at work. Little meaning and low engagement can lead to mediocre performance. Case being = wrong roles on wrong roads. Coaching talent and strengths is a healthy first step -...

A presentation slide at the Gallup Summit. The "strengths journey" helps us discover what we enjoy - what we are really good at - doing our best everyday - to thrive in our vocations and transform the communities around us. It's for the betterment of...

At the Gallup Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. 24 countries were represented. Incredible conference. Here are my top five strengths. It is amazing how these genuinely and powerfully play out everyday - at work, family and community....